Sex Pistols ‎– The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle

Virgin ‎– AVIL 212510
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, Gatefold

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A1 God Save The Queen (Orchestral) 4:00
A2 Johnny B Goode
Written-By – C. Berry*
A3 Road Runner
Written-By – J. Richman*
A4 Black Arabs
Producer – M. Foote*Vocals – Black Arabs
A5 Anarchy In The UK 4:00
B1 Substitute
Written-By – P. Townshend*
B2 Don't Give Me No Lip Child
Written-By – Richards*, J. D. Thomas*
B3 (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone
Written-By – Boyce/Hart*
B4 L'Anarchie Pour Le U.K.
Producer – J. Davoust*Translated By – L. Brennon*Vocals – Jerzimy
B5 Belsen Was A Gas 2:10
B6 Belsen Vos A Gassa 2:10
C1 Silly Thing 3:20
C2 My Way
Written-By – Francois*, Revaux*, Anka*
C3 I Wanna Be Me 3:03
C4 Something Else
Written-By – Cochran*, Sheeley*
C5 Rock Around The Clock
Written-By – D. E. Knight*, M. Freedman*
C6 Lonely Boy 3:30
C7 No One Is Innocent
Vocals – Ronnie Biggs
D1 C'mon Everybody
Written-By – Cochran*, Capehart*
D2 E.M.I. (Orch.) 3:45
D3 The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle
Written-By – Temple*
D4 Friggin' In The Riggin'
Arranged By – Jones*Written-By – Trad.*
D5 You Need Hands
Vocals – Malcolm McLarenWritten-By – Irwin*
D6 Who Killed Bambi
Written-By – Ten Pole Tudor*, Vivienne Westwood

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  • Artwork By [Sleeve Concept], DesignJamie Reid, Trevor Key
  • Photography [Photos From The Film] – John Tiberi, Heinz Zawodski, Bob Gruen, Trevor Key, June Myles-Kingston, Joe Stevens, Andrew Watson
  • ProducerGoodman* (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B1 to B3, C3), Thraves* (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B1 to B3), Cook* (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B1 to B3, B6 to C2, C6 to D1, D3), Jones* (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B1 to B3, B6 to C2, C4, C6 to D1, D3)
  • VocalsTen Pole Tudor* (tracks: C5, D6), Johnny Rotten (tracks: A2, A3, A5 to B3, B5, C3), Malcolm McLaren (tracks: A1, D5), Paul Cook (tracks: C1, D3), Ronnie Biggs (tracks: B6, C7), Sid Vicious (tracks: C2, C4, D1, D3), Steve Jones (2) (tracks: C6, D2 to D4)
  • Written-ByMatlock* (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4, C3, D2,), Rotten* (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4 to B6, C3, D2), Cook* (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4 to C1, C3, C6, D2, D3), Biggs* (tracks: A4, C7), Vicious* (tracks: B5, B6), Jones* (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B4 to C1, C3, C6, C7, D2, D3)


This is the soundtrack album to the same titled film, although not all tracks from the film are on the album. Not all the tracks on the album were featured in the final released version of the film either!

The track listing on the sleeve is incorrect. The labels contain the correct tracklisting.
The timing of 6 minutes 20 is the total time for tracks A2 and A3.
Track B5 Recorded Live In San Francisco.

℗ 1979 Virgin Records Ltd.
Made In Italy.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (side A runout area data): AVIL-212510-1 16-3-79 1
  • Matrix / Runout (side B runout area data): AVIL-212510-2 16-3-79 1
  • Matrix / Runout (side C runout area data): AVIL-212510-3 16/3/79 1
  • Matrix / Runout (side D runout area data): AVIL-XXXX 212510/4 8-10-85 II A

Other Versions (5 of 147) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VD 2510 Sex Pistols The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle(2xLP, Album) Virgin VD 2510 UK 1979 Sell This Version
VD 2510 Sex Pistols The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin VD 2510 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
300 279-420, 300 277, 300 278 Sex Pistols The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 300 279-420, 300 277, 300 278 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
511 Sex Pistols The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle(Cass, Album, Unofficial) DMC Records (6) 511 Thailand 1993 Sell This Version
V-2168, V2168 Sex Pistols The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle(LP, Comp) Virgin, Virgin V-2168, V2168 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version